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  • Chances to solve Siachen, Sir Creek disputes missed: Shyam Saran

    Releasing his book — How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century — here on Wednesday, Mr Saran also described the ‘missed opportunity’ to solve the Sir Creek dispute...

    The former secretary’s revelations are significant as it is the first time that an Indian official of the time has accepted that agreements on Siachen and Sir Creek, often called the “low-hanging fruit” of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue between the two...

  • Fire engulfs cargo vessels along Dubai creek

    The fire began in the afternoon along the Dubai Creek, sending thick black smoke billowing above the Mideast commercial hub’s densely packed Deira district, which is home to hotels, office buildings and gold and spice bazaars popular with tourists...

    The Dubai Creek is a saltwater inlet of the Persian Gulf coursing through the old core of the city that remains an active trading port...

  • Admiral Zakaullah observes exercise in Sir Creek

    KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited the Sir Creek area on Sunday to observe activities and events of Pakistan Navy’s ongoing Seaspark 2015 exercise...

    Owing to the intricate nature of the terrain, Sir Creek is being defended by the Pak Marine Force...

  • 300 villages hit by fury of water in Lala Creek

    The riverine belt (katcha) and ‘pakka katcha’ where an offshoot of river Indus ? Lala Creek ? flows along western borders of Layyah city, washed away crops on thousands of acres and hundreds of villages...

    The 30-mile Lala Creek flows through Tehsil Layyah from Shaadu Khan Union Council to Dholwala irrigation system in Bhakkari Ahmed Khan UC...

  • Bruised bottlenose dolphin rescued in Gharo creek

    THATTA: Some villagers attacked with sticks one of a pair of bottlenose dolphins that got trapped in the shallow waters of the Gharo creek and were about to kill the mammal on Sunday when some social activists intervened and succeeded in rescuing it albeit with deep bruises on its body...

    Jahangir Marri, a social worker and builder who works on his housing project near the creek, told Dawn that he had spotted the pair of dolphins in...

  • Up the creek

    ON July 19, newspapers reported that a married man who was having an affair was killed in an ‘honour killing’ allegedly by the relatives of the woman he was involved with...

    One report described the murder thus: “A man died on Monday after five attackers chopped off his arms, lips and nose, taking away his severed limbs with them
  • Rare humpback whales pod spotted near Chann creek

    KARACHI: Another pod of humpback whales, five in number, was spotted near the coast of the Chann creek last week, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Saturday...

    The pod of the rare whales was was sighted about 57 kilomeres southeast of Karachi by a WWF-P-trained fisherman, Captain Jehan Badsha...

  • Neighbourhood Club, Bounce Club win on opening day

    KARACHI: Hosts Neighbourhood Club and Bounce Club conjured up magnificent victories over their respective opponents on the opening day of Nasir Jamali memorial basketball tournament at the former floodlit court Clifton on Saturday...

    The pair of Shahmir and Muzammil guided Bounce Club get past Clifton Crossovers 42-17 in another one-sided fixture...

  • Bounce Club, Nishtar Club win basketball contests

    KARACHI: Bounce Club and Nishtar Club struggled to overcome Arambagh Club and Karsaz Club respectively on the opening day of the Sindh Sports Board (SSB) Ramazan Cup basketball tournament at Arambagh floodlit court on Monday night...

    After some ups and downs, Bounce Club carved out 43-39 point victory over Arambagh Club in extra time after both teams were locked 38-all in the regulation time...

  • Garden Club, Friends Club and City Sports win

    KARACHI: Garden Club, City Sports and Friends Club beat their respective rivals on Friday at the Abdul Razzak Arain Ramzan Night Rocball Tournament 2015 which is being played at the Mini Sports Complex, Nazimabad...

    The first semifinal will see City School facing Drigh Road Club while the second semifinal will feature Friends Club against Ghazi Club...

  • Video helps Japan’s Antlers reach Club World Club final

    OSAKA: Japan’s Kashima Antlers shocked South American champions Atletico Nacional 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the Club World Cup final, helped by a controversial first-ever penalty awarded by video referee...

    The Antlers, who become the Japanese team to reach the final, face either Ronaldo’s Real Madrid or, in the event of a seismic shock, Mexico’s Club America for the title of the world’s best team on Sunday...

  • Faqir Colony Club win Karachi Boxing Championship

    KARACHI: Faqir Colony Club amassed eight golds and a silver to win the two-day Karachi Boxing Championship which ended at the Ustad Ali Mohammad Qambrani stadium, Kakri ground on Wednesday...

    The promising pugilists of the club dominated the event winning three golds in under-14 and five in under-16 categories...

  • Defaced murals on Karachi Press Club walls restored

    The murals on the walls of Karachi Press Club which were vandalised on Thursday, allegedly by members of politico-religious parties, have been restored by senior artist and cartoonist Feica and others...

    After a while, some senior journalists leaving the club joined in while others stood and witnessed the act...

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